Cooking with beer, wine and spirits

Cocktails

Jalapeño Margaritas

Jalapeño Margaritas

The margarita is my all-time favorite cocktail. There’s just something about the combination of tequila and lime juice that instantly makes me feel like I am on vacation. I only recently tried a Jalapeño margarita for the first time and for someone who is not […]

Kiwi Caipirinha

Kiwi Caipirinha

The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Although I have never been to Brazil, I have been to Texas de Brazil, a Brazilian steakhouse that boasts all-you-can-eat steak and whose signature cocktail is – you guessed it – the caipirinha.  While I love the […]

Mango Martini

Mango Martini

I have always had a love/hate relationship with the martini. I was first introduced to the drink through my television screen. When I was in high school, TBS became the first non-premium cable channel to show Sex and the City re-runs. I couldn’t get enough it […]

Pineapple Skies

Pineapple Skies

Those who know me know that cruising is my favorite way to travel.  You get all you can eat food, Broadway-quality shows and tons of activities. Not to mention endless menus of the kind of sugary, tropical drinks I typically avoid under normal circumstances due […]